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Soldier profiles

Name : PATERSON, ERIC WILLIAM
Service Number : VX19120
Date of Birth : 30/08/1907
Place of Birth : MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : BUTTER FACTORY EMPLOYEE (NUMURKAH)
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : NUMURKAH, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : BUIST, J
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : C? COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : MAZRAAT ED DAHR (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) : 03/07/1941 MORTALLY WOUNDED MAZRAAT ED DAHR (SYRIA)
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 03/07/1941
Age at Death : 33
Community Roll of Honour : NUMURKAH (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, LEBANESE REPUBLIC. 1. H. 11. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 03/07/1941 / SYRIA
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204971 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Dave and Mary Lucy Paterson. Brother of Mary Buist.